The Finance/Grant Accountant reports directly to the Associate Director of Accounting and participates in managing the financial transactions and obligations of the George A. Smathers Libraries. Working with the Libraries’ Grants Manager, responsibilities include full-cycle management of the Libraries’ grants awards, totaling over 1 million dollars per annum, to meet the needs of the Libraries and the Universities sponsor. The position also provides senior level accounting services to the Libraries, including audits, reconciliations and reporting.
The Smathers Libraries include over 400 employees in seven branch libraries, an auxiliary and an interim facility, and 11 additional distinct service and administrative units, located in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Saint Augustine. The annual budget, in excess of $38 million, includes approximately 26 salary accounts, 26 other personal services accounts, 23 departmental budgets, and other special spending budgets.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Finance/Grant Accountant will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.
Grants Pre and Post Awards Financial Management
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience
Professional level accounting experience with grant and fiscal management
Experience with proposal and grant award management system, financial management system and enterprise reporting tools
Good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information
Experience in tracking grant expenses and making corrections to budget allocations.
Ability to design, implement, and interpret accounting methods
Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures
Knowledge of State regulations and procedures for salary, payables, and budgeting functions
Ability to compile fiscal data and maintain fiscal records
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment to accomplish goals
Strong planning, analytic, and organizational skills.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook
Flexibility, and ability to adapt and work in a rapidly changing academic environment
Commitment to contributing to a respectful and caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, and perspectives
Physical address where the job position is located.
To apply, submit
Apply by December 4, 2019 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 512794. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Tina Marie Litchfield, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.